Silicon Valley Watcher - Former FT journalist Tom Foremski reporting from the intersection of technology and media

Second UK Tech Title Launched In Less Than A Week

Posted by Tom Foremski - January 20, 2010

Thinq, an online tech news magazine based in London, launched this week, making it the second UK tech magazine launch in less than a week.

Last week I reported that Mike Magee, one of the UK's top media entrepreneurs had launched a new title: TechEYE.

Thinq is edited by Paul Hales:

"There are major technological advances happening every day," says Hales, "It's our job to present these diverse happenings to our readers in a way that informs and entertains while also giving pause for thought.

"As the name suggests, the site aims to privide coverage that provokes reflection. THINQING is a prelude to debate. "

Hales teamed up the London-based, Net-Communities to launch THINQ. "We've been planning the site launch since late 2009 and it will go live with content dating back to the start of this year," said Net Communities managing director Andy Evans. "The content that Paul and his team have already generated for launch site demonstrates attention to detail, great insight with fantastic wit!"

Seems like a formula pioneered by The Register, which was co-founded by Mike Magee - snarky commentary on the IT industry. A bit like shooting fish in a barrel with a shotgun - easy targets - it's difficult not to be snarky.

It's good to see 2010 start off with new media titles amid a UK media sector that is having a rough time with declining revenues. A familiar story line.

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Please see: Mike Magee's TechEYE Debuts - SVW


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